Kids and Chiropractic Part 1
Did you know most of the health problems adults have are triggered by something that happened when they were a kid? In this week’s new episode of The MaxLiving Podcast, Dr. Nick Wilson and Dr. Traci Gross discuss the importance of kids receiving chiropractic care and how to be proactive about your health – not reactive.
Dr. Nick tells a story of a 55 year old patient who took a reactive approach to his health, and waited to get care until after his pain had been bothering him for a while. This patient suffered a fall on his neck when he was 15 years old, and unfortunately didn’t ever give his body the support it needed to heal properly. “When you have an accident or injury that isn’t taken care of, it’s going to worsen over time – and you might not feel that worsening,” (Dr. Nick). If this patient had gotten the proper care he needed after his injury, he probably wouldn’t be in so much pain now, 40 years later. It’s extremely important to bring your child to a chiropractor whether they are injured or not, in order to prevent and correct injuries that could damage their health for the rest of their life.
You might think chiropractic care is only for adults who suffer with back pain – but that isn’t the case. Chiropractic is a great tool for those of ALL AGES whether they are in pain or not! By receiving chiropractic care at a young age, our doctors can prevent and correct any spinal misalignment so your child can function at their maximum potential for years to come.
When it comes to putting your child’s health first, consider the difference of care from medical doctors and pediatric chiropractors. While medical doctors ask what symptoms your child is experiencing and give them something to mask the symptoms, pediatric chiropractors are focused on how to fix this problem for the long term. Chiropractors get to the root cause of the problem, and respect the body in order to support it in the natural healing process.
Dr. Traci says that misalignment of the spine and damage to the nervous system will oftentimes show up in the form of a symptom. The most common symptoms babies show are colic, torticollis, or when they have trouble nursing on both sides. These symptoms can be discouraging for parents because they try everything they can to help their baby and nothing seems to help them. Contrary to popular belief though, symptoms aren’t always a bad thing. Symptoms are “our body’s way of telling us what needs our attention,” (Dr. Traci). By paying attention to these signs, we can give the body the support it needs to function properly. Our doctors will get to the root of the problem and remove interference in order for your child to live their best life.
If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, tune in to Part 2 of Kids and Chiropractic next week!
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